Central government’s insistence on parting with just four acres of Indu mills instead of 12.5 for the proposed Dr Ambedkar memorial is likely to fuel unrest across the state.
Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athawale plans to take out a morcha on Thursday from Chaityabhoomi to Indu mills. “It is the Central government land and we will not rest till we get it,” he said.
Athawale said the acceptance of the proposed plan is out of question.
“We cannot build an international centre in four acres and if the Central government does not part with 12.5 acres, it will face a hard time,” said Athawale.
In the Rajya Sabha, Union State minister for Textile Panabaaka Lakshmi made an announcement that the National Textile Corporation would part just four acres.
Calling it an insult to Dr Ambedkar, Republican Sena activists burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“They are trying to play with our sentiments and we will not allow it,” said Anandraj Ambedkar, president of the Republican Sena.